Rigg ruled out of Oxford United's JPT clash

Sean Rigg could be back for the weekend      Picture: Dave Fleming

Sean Rigg could be back for the weekend Picture: Dave Fleming

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SEAN Rigg will not feature for Oxford United tonight after picking up a knock in the 3-1 defeat at York City on Saturday.

The winger suffered a gash on his heel early in the game to become the latest U’s player on the sidelines, although he could return in time for this weekend.

Deane Smalley is also a doubt after falling awkwardly at Bootham Crescent, while on-loan Lee Cox is ineligible to play against parent club Swindon Town.

U’s boss Chris Wilder is looking to make some changes, with Tom Craddock, James Constable and Jon-Paul Pittman poised to start, but with at least seven players ruled out his options are limited.

He said: “I just have to pick the best possible side with what we’ve got. “We haven’t got the ability to make many changes with a few players still unavailable.”

Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio will name a very different side to the one which lost 4-1 at Preston on Sunday and demands a response.

He said: “Normally when we come from a very, very bad performance without the commitment, desire and passion, then we recover and there are all the situations for us to give our best.”

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10:49am Wed 5 Sep 12

Mark L says...

And so the injuries start again....
And so the injuries start again.... Mark L
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2:04pm Wed 5 Sep 12

BigOx22 says...

Yes I totally agree! Money well spent on the new training staff to stop these injuries, but can't really help a gashed ankle. Means the rest of the squad have to step up to the plate and perform and maybe get a regular first team place. Roll on a fit Leven and Andy Whing missing both of them on top form!
Yes I totally agree! Money well spent on the new training staff to stop these injuries, but can't really help a gashed ankle. Means the rest of the squad have to step up to the plate and perform and maybe get a regular first team place. Roll on a fit Leven and Andy Whing missing both of them on top form! BigOx22
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